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jayodizzle

When can the VA reduce my rating "again" after reduction?

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Good morning my fellow veterans, I hope that you may answer this humble request for advice with my particular reduction of rate.

You see, I have been diagnosed with Asthma induced from my OIF/OEF deployments before which included backpains, eczema, fatigue. etc... well, they gave me 100% (though it says P&T also) but now reduced my rating upon seeing improvement of my asthma. Technically, they terminated my whole asthma rating which  now I could only receive an overall 40% from my other symptoms which where before "does not need further evaluation" I held the 100% for 4 years but this last one the 3rd examination, my asthma was deemed improved- so called for the reduction of my rate which was kind of sad because from 2900$ now I receive 587$. So if I may ask,

If I was reduced from my 100% rating to 40%... When can they reduce my rating AGAIN? or would they reduce my rating again in the future time after they gave me this 40%?

 

Thank you very much.

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Sorry to hear of your issues, as I too have Asthma bud. I am so tired of the VA coming after us. I just went thru this last month. I too am 100% P&T, yet the VA called me on 2/29 to come in for a Review on my 40% for Bladder issues. Well we drove over 300 miles round trip for a 10 min exam. Well what happened next, they continued my 40%, but then the Damn VA lowered my 30% for Scars down to 10%, even though I never had an Review Exam for my Scars and the Doc never asked me anything about it. Luckily it did not affect my 100% P&T. 

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Va can/does lower your rating at any time.  How long ago did they reduce you?  You may still be able to appeal.  You see, VA can NOT reduce 100% P and T Veterans, UNLESS they can show "actual improvement" under "ordinary conditions of life", that is, while working.  If you are not working, then you should appeal.  

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On 5/30/2016 at 1:30 PM, broncovet said:

Va can/does lower your rating at any time.  How long ago did they reduce you?  You may still be able to appeal.  You see, VA can NOT reduce 100% P and T Veterans, UNLESS they can show "actual improvement" under "ordinary conditions of life", that is, while working.  If you are not working, then you should appeal.  

Well, when I went there I tried my best to technically tell them that I still have some issues with Asthma but there is an "actual improvement" because my spirometry test came out normal parameters (both using albuterol and non.) Well, also, I tried to hide the fact that I work (because I became an EMT and I did medical on it) but its hard, so I just told them the truth that I work.

Yes, The Va could reduce me any time, though its my 100% P and T. My times was not 5 years yet and I only receive my benefits for about 4 yrs. So I kind of expected this. However... I am unsure if they would reduce my other disability ratings after getting done with my asthma? The reduction proposal happened 4 months ago but it came in effect last week this May. I cannot appeal because my records actually say that I improved including the spirometry test.

Now my question is, they terminated my asthma from the disability, would they reduce my rating AGAIN after reducing my 100% to 40%?

I just don't want to lose my last 40% from my back pain to asthma, eczema, and there is another one but I have to look for my record again :( Please help.

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On 5/30/2016 at 11:36 AM, Navy04 said:

Sorry to hear of your issues, as I too have Asthma bud. I am so tired of the VA coming after us. I just went thru this last month. I too am 100% P&T, yet the VA called me on 2/29 to come in for a Review on my 40% for Bladder issues. Well we drove over 300 miles round trip for a 10 min exam. Well what happened next, they continued my 40%, but then the Damn VA lowered my 30% for Scars down to 10%, even though I never had an Review Exam for my Scars and the Doc never asked me anything about it. Luckily it did not affect my 100% P&T. 

Thats good to hear they did not reduce your 100%. Me on the other hand, got reduced because they saw improvement in my records (I am an EMT) and my spirometry test came normal. 

Actually, my original was 70% but when they saw my active duty files, they figured I have that OIF/OEF gulf war sickness... so they put 100% on me.

Now the question is, after reducing my 100% to 40%, can they reduce me again in the Future?

My 40% rating was composed with eczema, back pain and something else. Thanks for the help :(

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It does not matter whether you have 5 years or not when the VA has rated you P and T.  Once the VA admits you are P and T, you have the 5 year protections.  

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